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Caralyce M. Lassner, JD

Valuable Information About Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Courts

Bankruptcy Resources for Consumers

If you are considering bankruptcy and would like to know more about the options, process, responsibilities, and other related topics, you may wish to visit the following sites for further information.

Please note that it is most advisable to obtain information from a licensed attorney with experience in the area of bankruptcy or from a website or resource produced by the Courts, United States Trustees Program, or local Trustees.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts offers an on-line informational video service on basic bankruptcy matters, which can be accessed at:

Debtors may also access written materials on the site at These resources may also be accessed through links on the court websites for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.

An Overview of the Bankruptcy Process

Posted on the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan's website, an overview of the bankruptcy process may be found at:

Debtor Handbooks

Articles for Debtors

Carl Bekofske, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee, ED MI (Flint):

Additionally, the Office of Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee David Wm. Ruskin, ED MI (Detroit), offers a free Debtor Orientation Program. This program is open to Debtors as well as the general public.

Debtor Orientation Program

211 W. Fort, Detroit, Monday mornings, starting on the hour at 9:00 am and repeating every hour thereafter until early afternoon, in Room D of the 3rd floor meeting rooms at 211 West Fort, Detroit. The orientation is offered by the “The purpose of the Orientation is to help debtors better understand the Chapter 13 process (not to provide legal advice) [and] will consist of a 30-45 minute PowerPoint presentation followed by Q & A”. A handout of the slide presentation is also available at the orientation. For updated information on this program, visit Mr. Ruskin's website at


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